Entries in 'games' (1353)

Average software price up 5.4%

Average software price up 5.4%

The average price of video games last year was £25.63.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Mar 22nd 2012 at 11:12AM in News
TV ads: Apple vs games publishers

TV ads: Apple vs games publishers

Apple’s shadow over the video games market is there for all to see. We look at how its TV footprint compares to other games publishers'.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 16th 2012 at 3:50PM in News
New NeoGeo X handheld console confirmed

New NeoGeo X handheld console confirmed

The rumoured NeoGeo portable is real and will launch in Q2 2012. UPDATED: New picture and revised game list.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 15th 2012 at 2:51PM in News

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Who have advertisers been targeting in 2012?

Who have advertisers been targeting in 2012?

We investigate the target demographics for the Top Ten TV game campaigns of 2012, up to February 19th. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 9th 2012 at 1:27PM in News
Software Sales Monitor: Market drops to £12.1m

Software Sales Monitor: Market drops to £12.1m

The steady drop in market value and unit sales continued last week, with UK games retail shifting nine per cent fewer games week-on-week.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 9th 2012 at 12:22PM in News
Friday's Five-Second Facts

Friday's Five-Second Facts

Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 9th 2012 at 9:30AM in News
Games distributor profiles

Games distributor profiles

MCV takes a closer look at some of the leading video game suppliers, with an update on what each company has achieved over the past year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 8th 2012 at 6:26PM in News

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FEATURE: Games distribution special

FEATURE: Games distribution special

You'd think distribution would be a less exciting part of the games industry, but you’d be wrong.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 8th 2012 at 6:06PM in News
3DS gets budget titles

3DS gets budget titles

The Nintendo 3DS will get its first £19.99 RRP boxed game this summer.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 7th 2012 at 2:12PM in News
What's causing the drop in games TV advertising?

What's causing the drop in games TV advertising?

2012 games and consoles TV activity up to February 12th has remained fairly static year-on-year, with a three per cent decline in individual TVRs.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 5th 2012 at 10:16AM in News
Software Sales Monitor: Market dips to £13.3m

Software Sales Monitor: Market dips to £13.3m

The launch of PlayStation Vita wasn’t enough to prevent a drop in sales last week, though a handful of exclusive games made it into the All Formats Top 40. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Mar 2nd 2012 at 9:27AM in News

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OnLive embraces indie gaming

OnLive embraces indie gaming

Streaming games service OnLive has joined forces with the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival to promote some of the games expected to star at the event.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2012 at 2:07PM in News
Ubisoft Vita titles arriving in GAME tomorrow

Ubisoft Vita titles arriving in GAME tomorrow

The UK’s leading games retailer GAME will be stocking Ubisoft’s Vita launch games from tomorrow.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2012 at 1:41PM in News
FEATURE: Can we stop 'suicidal' games prices?

FEATURE: Can we stop 'suicidal' games prices?

“There's no margin to be made on new releases anymore.” MCV hears this more and more from specialist stores every week.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 24th 2012 at 11:09AM in News
New wave of games media surfaces

New wave of games media surfaces

Just when you thought there was no room left for new games publications, three have emerged during the last week alone.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 24th 2012 at 10:53AM in News

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Zavvi introduces Rewardz loyalty scheme

Zavvi introduces Rewardz loyalty scheme

Consumers who buy from Zavvi.com can now earn loyalty points, giving them money off future purchases.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 24th 2012 at 10:06AM in News
California foots hefty bill for Arnie's anti-games lawsuit

California foots hefty bill for Arnie's anti-games lawsuit

California was forced to pick up the legal fees for a Supreme court case regarding legislation to fine retailers for selling minors games deemed violent.

by Seth Tipps
on Feb 24th 2012 at 9:42AM in News
Chart-Track: This is still a £1bn industry

Chart-Track: This is still a £1bn industry

As publishers bemoan difficult game launches, Chart-Track has warned them to stop talking down retail.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 23rd 2012 at 10:07AM in News
Spec Ops: The Line due June 29th

Spec Ops: The Line due June 29th

Shooter Spec Ops: The Line will hit UK shelves in June with a host of pre-order bonuses, 2K Games has announced.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 10:25AM in News
FEATURE: Have we lost the kids games market?

FEATURE: Have we lost the kids games market?

It was September 2003 when THQ released Finding Nemo.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 22nd 2012 at 8:01AM in News
Ubisoft MIA from GAME Vita launch line-up

Ubisoft MIA from GAME Vita launch line-up

UK retailer GAME will not be selling any of Ubisoft’s PlayStation Vita launch titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2012 at 3:58PM in News
Fujifilm rumbles into games space

Fujifilm rumbles into games space

Photo expert Fujifilm wants to shake up the video games market.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Feb 21st 2012 at 2:31PM in News
UPDATED: Vita game downloads - complete UK price list

UPDATED: Vita game downloads - complete UK price list

Sony has at last released the complete UK digital launch line-up for PlayStation Vita and, interestingly, Sony has chosen not to mirror its overseas strategy and has priced the digital ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 21st 2012 at 12:59PM in News